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NHL staying course on philosophy around suspensions

Brooks Orpik of the Pittsburgh Penguins is tended to by the medical staff on the ice in the first...

Brooks Orpik of the Pittsburgh Penguins is tended to by the medical staff on the ice in the first period after an altercation with Shawn Thornton of the Boston Bruins December 7, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images/AFP)

CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:49 PM ET

PEBBLE BEACH, CALIF. - The wind was blowing pretty briskly across the Monterey Penninsula Tuesday.

The wind of change for the NHL?

Not so much.

Not even a zephyr.

There is no uptick in concern at the owners’ level about violence in the league, fighting, or the length of suspensions. They all became topics heading into two days of board of governors meetings in light of the attack by Boston Bruins winger Shawn Thornton on Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Brooks Orpik and the other suspendable offences perpetrated in the last few days.


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